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GaylordWilshire Feb 26, 2014 7:11 PM

:previous:

wagons/I'm not sure what it says above visitors welcome. "Ranch 2 miles north of _____".


Looks like "Van Nuys" to me...

ethereal_reality Feb 26, 2014 7:32 PM

This handsome building caught my eye the other day.

built 1922
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...90/22/32z3.jpgGSV

it was for sale in 2013
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...90/69/du6g.jpg
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ethereal_reality Feb 26, 2014 7:56 PM

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/845/32c1.jpgebay
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...0/716/9xz8.jpg

ethereal_reality Feb 26, 2014 8:19 PM

...and now something a bit more noirish.


murderess
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/839/cmbb.jpg



http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/600/d1fd.jpg
Bureau of Identification, Sheriff's Office, Los Angeles Cal



http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/834/t3bq.jpg

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ethereal_reality Feb 26, 2014 8:24 PM

embezzler
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...90/33/mjvg.jpg


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/829/oqpw.jpg
Bureau of Identification, Sheriff's Office, Los Angeles Cal

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ethereal_reality Feb 26, 2014 8:28 PM

bigamist
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/824/0ws9.jpg


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...90/36/466m.jpg
Bureau of Identification, Sheriff's Office, Los Angeles Cal

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Retired_in_Texas Feb 26, 2014 8:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6469651)
Los Angeles Creamery Co. employees
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/545/39u8.jpgebay



wagons/I'm not sure what it says above visitors welcome. "Ranch 2 miles north of _____".
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/198/3zps.jpgebay

above:The rear tire on the truck looks like it's only a rim.




http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/691/vn7z.jpg
ebay




detail
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/850/3ph2.jpg
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All the wheels on the truck and the "wagon" are non-pneumatic solid rubber pressed on in nature, which pretty much means the photo was taken before 1920-25

GaylordWilshire Feb 26, 2014 10:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6469807)
...and now something a bit more noirish.


murderess
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/839/cmbb.jpg



http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/600/d1fd.jpg
Bureau of Identification, Sheriff's Office, Los Angeles Cal



http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/834/t3bq.jpg

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https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-C...anREVtext1.jpghttps://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-_...2520PM.bmp.jpg
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-8...anREVtext2.jpg
LAT Dec 23, 1920

Tourmaline Feb 27, 2014 5:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chuckaluck (Post 5786700)
Wonderful shot of Fifth and Olive Streets, circa 1910. HandsomeStranger posted a smaller version here: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=4301 I don't generally associate the orb laden street lighting with LA. Captures a pre-noir era that it hard to appreciate. At least I see some vegetation on the right!;)

http://www.photographium.com/sites/d...rnia._1910.jpg http://www.photographium.com/5th-str...alifornia-1910

Take a peek inside Clunes?
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5305/5...03aae921_b.jpghttp://www.flickr.com/photos/theatre...3586/lightbox/



1912 - http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/single...d/12288/rec/21
http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...XT=&DMROTATE=0
http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...XT=&DMROTATE=0


http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/single...d/13943/rec/52

9-1-1913
http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...XT=&DMROTATE=0
http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...XT=&DMROTATE=0

Tourmaline Feb 27, 2014 5:19 AM

United Cigar Company's store on 4th and Spring Streets. Looks like another elevated train switcher's tower - http://skyscraperpage.com/forum/show...ostcount=15717

July 30, 1912
http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...XT=&DMROTATE=0
http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...XT=&DMROTATE=0
http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/single...d/13178/rec/60

Tourmaline Feb 27, 2014 5:34 AM

4727 S. Broadway - American Theater


April 12, 1915 (Titanic's anniversary. gulp.)
http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...XT=&DMROTATE=0
http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...XT=&DMROTATE=0 http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/single...d/14897/rec/15

FredH Feb 27, 2014 7:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6469651)
Los Angeles Creamery Co. employees


detail
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/850/3ph2.jpg
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"IDEAL SANITARY CONDITIONS" ???

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...pseb47b6ae.jpg

FredH Feb 27, 2014 7:51 AM

1924 - Azusa Avenue, looking north from Foothill Blvd.

The base of the Azusa sign was a monument to World War 1 veterans

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...psccc1b931.jpg
L.A. Times


http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...ps5387e750.jpg
Google Street View

Flyingwedge Feb 27, 2014 8:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tourmaline (Post 6470778)
4727 S. Broadway - American Theater

April 12, 1915 (Titanic's one-year anniversary. gulp.)

Actually, RMS Titanic sank April 15, 1912, not April 12, 1914. :)

http://www.rmstitanic.net/

Flyingwedge Feb 27, 2014 9:22 AM

Vive La France!
 
The La France Apartments were at 681 S. Burlington, between Wilshire Blvd. and 7th Street.

Dec 9, 1917:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...c.jpg~original
USC Digital Library -- http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si.../91406/rec/591

Entrance detail:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...7.jpg~original

Roof detail; it looks like what's on the cartouche is also what the statue is holding under its left arm (the thing that looks like a figure eight):
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...0.jpg~original

The last aerial to show the La France is the blurry 1994 Google Earth image; here is the La France in the center of the clearer 1980 Historic Aerials.com view (parking lots on both sides):
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...d.jpg~original
http://www.historicaerials.com/

Today the former La France site is the playground for the Camino Nuevo Charter Academy. The sidewalk in front is new, too.

But there are a number of surviving Wilshire Specials on either side of Burlington, or at least there were the last time the Googlemobile went by:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...c.jpg~original
GSV

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...7.jpg~original
GSV

GaylordWilshire Feb 27, 2014 1:18 PM

:previous:


https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-m...0/caduceus.jpg
I figured it must have been built by a doctor, if not the owner of a messenger service...


https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-g...2520AM.bmp.jpghttps://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-x...ceartcompl.jpg
LAT July 5, 1914


It's an L.A. apartment building. Of course there's a little noir....
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-B...2520AM.bmp.jpg
LAT March 17, 1937

Wig-Wag Feb 28, 2014 5:13 AM

Survivor
 
During my youthful explorations of Los Angeles I would occasionally stumble across a piece of the City’s history that somehow managed to survive against all odds. Case in point this tiny Victorian on Court Street, at the foot of E. Edgeware Road. In 1901 a seemingly endless forest of wooden oil derricks stood menacingly behind it. Today it stands protected and almost obscured by a “forest” of trees planted over time.

This image from the Huntington Library collection appears on page 82 of the Book “Spudding In – Recollections of Pioneer days in the California Oil Fields” by William Rintoul.

Somewhere in my totally disorganized slide collection is an image of this little cottage taken in the mid 1960’s showing the trees seen in the B&W photo as fully mature and towering over the front yard. Alas, in the intervening years they have been replaced.

http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/...pse0e5a2a6.jpg

http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/...ps39b468c9.jpg

Sorry for the multiple edits. I still seem to be image post challenged. . .


Cheers,
Jack

CityBoyDoug Feb 28, 2014 6:16 AM

The magic 1000
 
Eight more pages and we will be at 1000. We can all thank Bruce [ER aka ethereal_reality] for starting this thread and all of us for keeping it going.

Rides for the kiddies, balloons, cake, drinks all 'round for everybody......
:cheers:


Cowboy Clark Gable, Cowgirl Carole Lombard, Director turned Liontamer Mervyn LeRoy and William Randolph Hearst as I don't know what.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ps5456a6db.jpg
Examiner

Joe Gillis Feb 28, 2014 7:41 AM

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...0.jpg~original

https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/i...k5ZRX6fiomMZWA

Statue on the roof appears to be Mercury

Theres a similar statue on the roof of a massive Greenhouse where I grew up

GaylordWilshire Feb 28, 2014 1:59 PM

Mercury the Messenger


https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-R...billbcompl.jpgLAPL

A month before Pearl Harbor...Nov 6, 1941. Looking southeast on Olympic west of 3rd Ave.


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-X...2520AM.bmp.jpgLaskey/LAPL

Part of the "Spirit of Transportation" mural by Herman Sachs at Bullock's-Wilshire


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